Plowing fields could contribute to soil loss due to the “volatile mixture of high velocity winds and dry soils,” Kim Farber said in a prepared statement and quoted in an Associated Press article in Tulsa World.  

Summer months are the hottest and driest in Oklahoma and typically is when dust storms spring up during drought conditions. Plowing fields could worsen the problem.

Farber said farmers should consider not only their current crops, but the future as well.

"The bottom line is that we all need to think before we plow this year and make sure we aren't opening ourselves up to major soil erosion problems," he said.  FG


—Summarized by FG staff from cited source